Shamed movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s long held reputation as one of Hollywood’s most powerful men has come crashing down around at him in the last week. Scores of A-list actresses have come forward to allege they were victims of sexual assault and harassment at the movie producer’s hands. In light of the shock allegations, footage has resurfaced of Weinstein appearing in a flop movie as a private investigator and ‘friend to the stars.’ In a move away from Oscar winners including The Kings Speech, Iron Lady and Shakespeare in Love, Weinstein once tested his own acting chops in box office crash Burn Hollywood Burn.

Harvey Weinstein starring in film Burn Hollywood Burn
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Harvey starred as a private investigator
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The movie tanked at the box office
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The mocumentary, directed by Arthur Hiller, tells the story of a director who steals the negatives to his latest film and goes on the run after discovering it’s going to be terrible, threatening to burn all evidence. The flop won five awards at the Golden Raspberry Awards in 1998 – including worst picture. After a budge of around $10 million the film grossed an estimated $52,850 and was only released in 19 theatres. A reviewer from the Chicago Sun Times gave Burn Hollywood Burn it’s lowest possible rating of zero stars.

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Harvey played Sam Rizzo in the film and there are also cameos from Sylvester Stallone, Whoopi Goldberg, Jackie Chan and Larry King. The New York Times called it a ‘horrendous movie,’ stating: “There’s some surprisingly decent acting from Harvey Weinstein of Miramax in the role of a hard-boiled private detective. But Mr. Weinstein, unlike those who took this project seriously, has no reason to give up his day job.”

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Weinstein was fired from his own company for his “misconduct” this week after actresses brought sexual harassment reports against him. A representative for him has now said: “Any allegations of non-consensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr Weinstein.”

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Many stars who have worked with Weinstein have spoken out to make allegations against him. British actress and supermodel Cara Delevingne joined the likes of Angelina Jolie and Gwyneth Paltrow on Wednesday. She claimed Weinstein made advances towards her in a hotel room after asking her to kiss another woman.

Gwyneth Paltrow has spoken out
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Cara Delvingne revealed her dealings with the producer on an Instagram post
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She shared the message with her fans
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Hollywood royalty Annette Bening revealed she experienced harassment ‘culture’ in the film industry. The American Beauty actress spoke on ITV’s This Morning about how she was shocked by the level of Weinstein’s “grotesque” behaviour and doesn’t know how many people knew about his “shocking and horrendous” actions.

Annette Bening was asked about the film producer on This Morning
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While Weinstein has reportedly left Los Angeles to check into a rehab centre in Arizona as the scandal surrounding the disgraced Hollywood movie mogul deepens. TMZ has reported that Weinstein has left Los Angeles to check into a rehab center in Arizona as the scandal continues.